(Adds details, background) WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Pentagon said on Tuesday it awarded more than $2.6 billion worth of contracts to BAE Systems Plc , Force Protection Inc and a Navistar International Corp unit to build another 3,126 mine-resistant vehicles for U.S. soldiers. The Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles are designed to protect U.S. soldiers from roadside bombs, small arms fire and other explosive threats, the Pentagon said in its daily list of ...
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